There are many rumors about the harms and dangers of the keto diet. In fact, the contraindications for the keto diet are a short list of serious diseases. Who can do the keto diet and who can’t?
Contraindications to the keto diet usually include a number of diseases that are actually indications for the diet. Here is a short list of the main contraindications.
- Renal and liver failure (CKD and cirrhosis);
- Viruses – from flu to covid-19
- Heart attack
- Gastritis (not chronic) and other gastroenterological issues in acute phase
If you have something acute, postpone the transition and start after recovery.
- Addison’s disease (chronic adrenal insufficiency);
- Deficiency of carnitine translocase;
- Short chain acyl dihydrogenase deficiency (SCAD);
- Deficiency of mitochondrial 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A synthetase (mHMGS);
- Long chain acyl dihydrogenase (LCAD) deficiency;
- Medium chain acyl dihydrogenase (MCAD) deficiency;Deficiency of long-chain 3hydroxyacyl-coenzyme A;
- Pyruvate carboxylase deficiency;Violation of beta-oxidation of fatty acids;
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